J5 went on a bear hunt in Pole Patrick! We wove through swishy swashy grass, walked past cold water, got our shoes muddy in thick oozy mud, stepped around the dark trees and got caught in a snowstorm! Then we found a stick cave and had to tip toe very quietly encase we woke up any sleeping bears!!
J5 are going on a bear hunt!!
Following the Christmas holidays J5 came back to school and heard a rumour of a bear sighting in Kilronan grounds, so we made some colourful binoculars and went on a bear hunt inside the corridors and outside in our playground!!
J5 are going on a bear hunt! We're going to catch a big one! What a beautiful day, we're not scared!!
Christmas celebrations in J5!!
J5 wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!
J5 are excited to travel to the Artic in our 'North Pole' topic this term!
In our Role play we had to wrap up warm as we explored deep into the North Pole to find out what animals might live in the snow.
We developed our learning on the North Pole through sensory play experiences!
We have enjoyed our first term in J5 getting to know our staff and making new friends with our classmates.
This year we have super staff to help us in our learning- Mrs Deborah Neeson, Mrs Bernie Devlin, Mrs Jackie Allen and Mrs Lynsey Brown. It is the aim of these staff and the class teacher Miss Rebecca Sloan to care for, support, encourage and motivate each individual pupil.
Learning in J5's class timetable occurs at the KS1 level through activity based learning, Individual Education Plans and using fun filled activities. Activities are structured at each pupils individual level and staff aim to encourage development in communication, numeracy, literacy, music, fine and gross motor skills, creativity, ICT and sensory skills.
Learning through play!
We have been learning about our body and our senses!! Come to J5 and we might be able to give you a free Doctor's or Optician's appointment!!
J5 are enjoying fantastic learning opportunities at the Fort Riding Centre! Not only are we becoming experts in horse riding but we also know how a horse gets a new shoe and met the newest member of the centre- a Shetland Pony!!
Exploring our senses outside the classroom!
Outside we used our ears to hear the wind chimes and the sounds we made from banging the pots and pans. We used our fingers to feel the play dough and our nose to smell its cinnamon scent. With our eyes we looked in the sensory garden mirrors and through the magnifying glasses to spot bugs getting ready for cold winter ahead.